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Board of trustees

February 27, 2011

The Los Angeles Community College District is overseen by seven elected trustees. The part-time positions pay $24,000 a year plus health benefits.


Sylvia Scott-Hayes

58, Highland Park

Former Cal State L.A. administrator and executive recruiter for colleges

Background: Long active in Eastside politics

Trustee since: 1990


Tina Park

28, Koreatown

Former New York Stock Exchange auditor

Background: The only trustee who has not collected campaign contributions from contractors working on the bond program

Trustee since: May 2009


Nancy Pearlman

62, Pico-Robertson

Environmental activist, producer and host of educational programming for TV and radio

Background: Former Green Party activist

Trustee since: 2001


Mona Field

57, Eagle Rock

Retired political science professor, Glendale Community College

Background: A strong supporter of faculty unions

Trustee since: 1999


Miguel Santiago

37, Canoga Park

Political consultant

Background: Managed the successful 2009 congressional campaign of Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park)

Trustee since: 2008


Kelly Candaele

56, Brentwood

Documentary filmmaker, consultant to labor groups

Background: Former policy director for the L.A. County Federation of Labor

Trustee since: 1997


Georgia Mercer

69, Beverly Hills

Board president

Former Planned Parenthood public affairs director

Background: West San Fernando Valley deputy for then-Mayor Richard Riordan

Trustee since: 1998

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